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Sweet wine for young buyer?

  • 14-04-2017 4:03pm
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    I'm a young adult recently getting into some different types of alcohol.

    I've already tried Guinness but it tastes too terrible. In general, I've never liked beers. I would prefer white wines something dry and sweet or really sweet.

    Do you know which ones from Tesco or Supervalu I could try?


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,960 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06

    In Tesco, you won't find many wines sweeter than these... and the first two cost under a fiver.
    Tesco Liebfraumilch (German White Wine)
    Tesco Lambrusco Bianco (Slightly sweet, slightly sparkling Italian white wine)
    Blossom Hill White Zinfandel (Californian Rose)

    On white and rose wines, check the back of the label, there is usually a scale from 1-5.
    1 indicates Dry, 5 would be super sweet (not that many wines get to 5).

    Even 'dry' white wines in popular styles such as Sauvignon Blanc (look for Chilean ones) or Pinot Grigio (from Italy) will usually taste 'fruity' so won't have the bitterness of a Guinness. And if all else fails, there's West Coast Cooler which is a white wine 'spritzer'.

    Tesco might still be running buy 6 bottles of wine, get 25% off. This applies to the 'mini' wine bottles too (but not West Coast Cooler) so you could pickup a few different ones to sample, each bottle only costs 2-3 euros.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,960 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06

    Forgot to mention the "Black Tower" range would also be quite sweet, you should be able to get some of the bottles from their range in any supermarket.

    More info here on the different styles they have available:

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)